Reflection: Checks for Understanding What's Going on With Miss Havisham? Writing Thesis Statements for Chapter 49 - Section 1: Getting Started


I'm glad that I gave this quiz. I gave a similar quiz last week, and while some did well, others bombed it. Today's quiz was much more successful. The class average was an 85 and no one failed. I've always wondered if these types of quizzes are truly useful. I remember resenting teachers who asked obscure questions that, in my naive opinion, no one needed to know. Now that I'm on the other side of things, I wonder how many of my students have the same thoughts I once had. But at least I know that the questions I ask are important in the long run, even if they may not seem important now. Ultimately, I continue to give pop quizzes because they work. When there is a threat of failure, they work harder.

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What's Going on With Miss Havisham? Writing Thesis Statements for Chapter 49

Unit 5: Great Expectations: Pulling Everything Together
Lesson 4 of 8

Objective: SWBAT introduce a topic; organize complex ideas, concepts, and information to make important connections and distinctions by drafting thesis statements to characterize Miss Havisham.

Big Idea: Does Miss Havisham regret her actions? Prove it.

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